Saturday, December 20, 2008

Online smooches

Tonight Jay fell asleep watching an electric storm of lightening. Lola dozed off to a rainbow of polka dots dancing across her ceiling. And Fifi, sweet little Fifi, passed out in my arms on the way to her crib with dreams of pink butterflies.

Christmas came early thanks to modern technology.

A Target package arrived, some time ago, with one plasma lightening ball, one disco ball, and a plush butterfly pillow that were ordered in Mali, Africa by my sister on her wireless laptop. I wrapped the gifts and vowed to her that the children would open them up online, on skpe, in her presence.

Although across an ocean and on the other side of the world, she wanted to witness the magic of Christmas with my children.

This morning we called her and she danced with Lola and Fifi on the computer screen and observed Jay's curiosity. The call was cut short, as we needed to pack for Chicago, three kids planted a kiss on the web camera and computer screen.

The marks of three sloppy kisses are smudged across my screen. I hope they found their way to Timbuktu. Merry Christmas. We love you!

39classy comments:

Lisa said...

so perfect....so 2008!

one fabulous web cam is sitting under my tree waiting for me to unwrap it - can't wait!

Tara R. said...

I love modern technology. My new laptop and my college kid's are both equipped with built in vid-conference features. Now, when she is away at school, I can still 'see' her when we call.

You painted such a lovely picture of the joy your kids found in their aunts presents. She must have been thrilled to be able to share that from so far away.

Happy Holidays to the OHMommy Family!

Scary Mommy said...

How on earth did we live before? My kids were ale to sing happy birthday to my brother in NY with ichat this morning. Love it.

Shannon said...

Isn't that amazing??? Fantastic! Your sis must have been so happy :-) And how fun for the kids, too!

Leslie said...

What a great idea, I'll have to try that with my nephew. I love seeing his face when he opens my gifts.....and then tosses it aside, to play with the wrapping paper and empty box....sigh.

Rhea said...

That so incredible that Kash can connect with you guys across the world! Very cool. And great gifts!!

Is she recovering OK from the Malaria/Dengue Fever?

♥spoiled mommy♥ said...

Awwww, thats so sweet!!
I hope to do that with my father whos in Iraq.
Thats how we spent Thanksgiving w/him -its great!

And everyone loves an early christmas present!!

Bunchy said...

How fun!! And what a great aunt!!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

very sweet - happy travels and holidays!

Vikki said...

I love that your sister could still celebrate the magic of Christmas with your children through Skype! Technology-sometimes you hate it but in this case it is Wonderful!!!

Mama Smurf said...

That is just incredible! My laptop has a built in webcam and I have no idea how to use it. How does Skype work? I'll have to look into it we have many family out of state. I'm so technologically illiterate.

Hope your sister's feeling better.

Krystyn said...

How sweet of her. And how lucky they all are that they were able to share the experience.

I hope she's feeling better.

Tracey said...

What a sweet picture that makes!! Hope your travels are safe. The weather is HORRID right now. Be careful and have a fabulous visit with your family!!

Merry Christmas!

Rachel said...

Wait.
We've wasted all this time on e-mail and phones and you've had skype all along.
*thud*

Flea said...

Merry Christmas, OHmommy! Merry Christmas OHmommy's beautiful children! Merry Christmas OHmommy's lovely sister!

carrie said...

I love that we are able to connect with our loved ones so very far away through our computers!

It's like a Christmas miracle!

Kash said...

It was wonderful! Thanks for letting me share Christmas from across the world!

Kelley said...

That is SO AWESOME!

Merry Christmas babe!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What would we do without Skype!! I am so glad your sis got to see their smiling little faces filled with delight as they opened her gifts!!

Merry Christmas...safe travels!

Lisa

Miss said...

What did I say sweetie? A WRITER.

Lovely, lovely, lovely.

Vic said...

That is so sweet!

UrbanVox said...

ah...
the magic of internet! :)
safe trip!!!

Karen MEG said...

We really need to get onto the skype thing...

That's wonderful that there were so many online kisses... I hope auntie is feeling better...

Desiree Fawn said...

Awe nice ^_^ Thank you technology-Christmas!

Happy holiday to you & your, ohmommy!

denise said...

That is awesome that your sister can stay in touch with her family, especially with the visuals. How lonely to be away from the family after being sick and now the holidays are upon us. Have a great holiday!

NerdyRedneck Rob said...

and some people HATE technology!

April said...

Oh, that's so great!

Rach (Mommy Learns to Blog) said...

So sweet! Isn't skype the best? We use it so MH can see her Auntie in St. Paul whenever she wants. It's awesome to watch them interact!

Melissa said...

Thank goodness for Skype, huh? How cool that even though your sister is so far away she's really only right around the virtual corner!!

Amy said...

Is it not so awesome how technology connects us all!! How wonderful for your sister and your children to be able to share that moment!

Stephanie said...

Skype is awesome! I could communicate to my hubby while he was on business in Japan and it made missing him a little easier. Merry Christmas to you guys!

the MomBabe said...

Aww, I think that's the greatest thing about having computers, the ability to connect with loved ones.

Hailey said...

I love you and your sister. You both always bring a smile to my face.

Indy said...

Would you sister like to adopt me? We could use some technology around here.

Ashley said...

Aww that's so sweet!

Michele said...

Modern Technology at it's finest. It sounds like a lovely evening. Merry Christmas!

Blessings From Above said...

Technology is a wonderful thing!

anti-supermom said...

That's awesome, I bet the love seeing her more than the presents, right ;)

Jaina said...

How neat is that? What a special treat. :)

 

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